Philosophy And Philosophy Of Education Essay

734 Words Oct 23rd, 2014 3 Pages
Philosophy of Education Everyone has their own philosophy of education. This is good in the sense that not every child learns in the exact same way and may need a different approach, but it can also cause conflict. When two or more philosophies conflict with each other it is important to put the child first. It is our ethical responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the children. In the NAEYC code of ethical conduct it states that "this principle has precedence over all others." Guidelines are set in place to ensure that the children’s health and safety always come first. Being open to new ideas and be willing to learn from the suggestions of other can help in many aspects. We are not always right; someone else may have more experience with a situation than you and know how to get a better outcome. However, even if they don 't, it shows respect that you listened. “It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.” (Hock, n.d.) Just because we finish school doesn 't mean we stop learning, we learn and grow from our accomplishments as well as our mistakes. Professionalism is very important to display because society may still see us as “baby sitters”. If we continue to contribute as professionals then they will perceive us as professionals. My career in early childhood education is important because…

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